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National Volunteer Week: “Music that touches the hearts of patients”

Raewyn is one of our incredibly talented volunteer musicians.  Her journey with us began almost five years ago after her parents passed away – her father in mid-2018 and her mother in mid-2019, following a long battle with Parkinson’s. This profound loss inspired her to give back to the health system that had supported her… Read more »

Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital Playscape Wins Excellence Award

We are thrilled to announce that the Playscape at Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital has won an Excellence Award in the “Landscapes of Care” category at the 2024 Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards (NZILA). The Playscape is a vibrant and adventurous space, thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of children’s rehabilitation. It… Read more »

DHL Jammie Army

Our huge thanks to the DHL Express NZ Central Region team for their amazing generosity. This small team of 14, delivered an incredible 104 pairs of cosy new pyjamas for Te Wao Nui children’s hospital earlier this week, helping to ensure that kids stay warm and well this winter. With the weather turning and children… Read more »

Milkbank donors help hundreds of sick babies

This World Human Milk Donation Day, we celebrate and thank the incredible women who have donated an astounding 850 litres of liquid gold to Wellington’s first Milk Bank, Pataka Miraka, located in Wellington Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Launched three years ago, this important and much needed service was funded by generous donations to Wellington… Read more »

New Flight Transport Incubator for Neonatal Flight Transport Service

Local hospitals around our region are not equipped to provide the specialist care needed to help very premature or critically sick babies, and many families are suddenly faced with the terrifying reality that their precious baby’s life hangs in the balance.  Wellington Regional Hospital’s Neonatal Flight Service plays a crucial role in providing specialist care… Read more »

Jammies in June – help keep sick kids warm this winter

To help keep kids warm and well this winter, Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched its annual Jammies in June Appeal for Wellington, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals.  Please donate online so that we can buy cosy new PJs on your behalf!   Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of acute admissions to hospital for children and our… Read more »

Special gift for new Mum’s this Mother’s Day

All NICU and new mums in the maternity wards at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital and Paraparaumu Maternity Unit will receive a special quilt this Mother’s Day. These gifts are made possible thanks to a wonderful team of volunteer quilters, coordinated by Wellington Hospitals Foundation. Paula Richards, Volunteer Service Manager said, “These gorgeous handmade quilts… Read more »

Volunteers help our most medically fragile patients

Stories like this remind us of the incredible bond between humans and animals, and we were deeply moved to hear about Arlo’s recent visit to the ICU. Thank you John and Arlo – our friends at Canine Friends. Getting well takes more than medicine, and your visits make an incredible difference to our patients, their… Read more »

Brendan’s Big Heart

We’d love you to meet Brendan.  He’s just 15, but he’s already one of the coolest kids we know. Earlier this year Brendan got some really tough news – he has leukaemia, a type of blood cancer. It’s actually been a difficult couple of years for Brendan and his family, because his grandma, who everyone… Read more »